ERIC Number: ED346690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Special Education: Parent and Student Rights = Educacion Especial: Los Derechos de los Padres y Estudiantes.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education Programs.
Intended for parents of children with possible disabilities in Texas, these two combined booklets (one in English and one in Spanish) outline the step-by-step process qualifying the child for special education services and explain the parent's rights and responsibilities under federal and state law. Introductory material includes a letter to parents and an index to sections covering procedural safeguards. Individual sections then address the following areas: definitions of terms; the child-centered educational process; the written notice requirement; comprehensive individual assessment; independent educational evaluation; the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee; the individual educational plan; related services; educational placement; extended year services; extracurricular activities; discipline; transition planning; graduation; transferring to a new school district; procedures regarding educational records; procedures to follow "if you have a problem"; and polices which provide low cost or free assistance and information to parents. A chart of the child centered process and a receipt (to verify booklet receipt) conclude the booklet. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Discipline, Due Process, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Extracurricular Activities, Handicap Identification, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Responsibility, Parent Rights, Pupil Personnel Services, Referral, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Texas